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NHRC task stakeholders to audit human rights situation

From left- Representative of FCT Chief Justice Chizoba Orji, The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission Tony Ojukwu and Director Political and Civil Rights National Human Rights Commission Abdulrahman Yakubu, during the workshop

The National Human Rights Commission NHRC has charged stakeholders to audit human rights situation in Nigeria in the last four years as well as assess country’s implementation on recommendations of human rights issues in the country.

The Executive Secretary of National Human Rights Commission Chief Tony Ojukwu stated this in Abuja at a two day Consultative workshop on assessment of the implementation of United Nations Universal Periodic Review UPR, Circle.

Chief Ojukwu explained that the review workshop would help in addressing gaps associated with human rights situation in Nigeria.

The Chief Judge of FCT, Justice Hussaini Baba-Yusuf represented by Justice Chizoba Orji emphasized that the Judiciary would continue to support National Human Rights Commission to achieve its mandates.

Other speakers at the event in their separate good will messages emphasized that the good image of Nigeria on human rights issues to outside world was critical to the Socio-economic development of the country.

Reporting by Tanimu Salihu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Omotola Oguneye